Daily Reflections November 5

I wake up every morning with a sense of dread in my stomach. I know that when I get to work, the first thing I will have to do is head into the break room and find out if anyone has found any beer hidden behind the microwave again.

The manager says it’s just an urban legend but everyone knows he drinks on his lunch break so there must be something going on.

And then once you think about how much drinking goes on at work, you feel like your entire life revolves around alcohol! How could this happen?

Daily Reflections November 5

This . . . has to do with the quality of faith. . . . In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves. . . . We had not even prayed rightly. We had always said, “Grant me my wishes” instead of “Thy will be done.” TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 32

God does not give me things that I do not deserve, nor is he cruel enough to take away my suffering.

However He does provide peace of mind and the ability to cope with whatever comes at you in life; so all I ask from Him is just strength for this task – which He offers without question as long as our gratitude knows no bounds!

I am grateful for the life that God has given me. And with this gratitude, my prayers are simple. First, they express my gratitude for the good things in my life regardless of how hard I have to search for them; and second, I ask only for the strength and wisdom to do His will.

He answers with solutions to my problems sustaining my ability to live through daily frustrations serenely, and with the strength necessary to practice principles of A.A., no matter what challenges come before me.”